Bible In One Year-Day 286 (Sunday, October 13, 2013)
Commentary: Psalms136-140. From our reading of the book of Psalms so fat, we could see that the psalmist passed through difficult and hard times in different ways. Many times, he faced life threatening situations and it was as if God was not there. Take for instance what he thought within his heart in Psa77.
Psalms 77:6-9 “I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search. Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more? Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth his promise fail for evermore? Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies?”
But reading through Psalm136, the benefit of what he went through is clearly and numerously mentioned; he discovered that God’s mercy endures forever. He talked about his past experiences and realized that God’s strength is manifested in our weaknesses and His mercy is revealed in situations where we do not deserve His countenance. Problems make us realize our weaknesses. Problems are furnaces to refine us for the quality in us to manifest; but to the glory of God. It is in problems that we get closer to God and, of course, get to know Him and His mightiness. The psalmist heard of the works of God in the past. But His experience made him know God in the real sense of it. The simple truth in what we read in Psalm136 is that since the mercy of God endures forever, your problems definitely have their expiry dates. Beloved, don’t give up for His enduring mercy shall see you through and His grace will give you strength. His enduring mercy heals, saves and delivers. His enduring mercy gives hope and future. His enduring mercy disciplines and corrects. His enduring mercy provides and protects. It makes way where there is no way. His enduring mercy fights for one and defends the weak. It remembers the person in affliction and delivers. It rescues. His enduring mercy created nature and can also change the rule of nature in favor of His children. Therefore, don’t forget to give thanks to Him always because His mercy endures forever.
Psalms 136:26 “O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever.”
Let us seek for the old path where we could find rest. Let us listen to the trumpet’s sound, wherewith we could escape the calamity to come. Our reading for today is Psalms141-145. Keep the fire of burning and alive.
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